Shanghai McDonalds Slashes McNuggets Price By Nearly Half As Birdflu Fears Drive Away Buyers

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How do you know when the people "just say no" to chicken over rampant bird flu concerns? When even McDonalds (whose ad campaign for the past decade "I am loving it" continues to be an anagram for "ailing vomit") is forced to slash chicken-related prices, in this case the 20 piece McNuggets, from CNY36 to CNY20. Pretty soon not even giving away the McMystery meat will clear out the shelves of all chicken-related fast food first in Shanghai and soon elsewhere in China. Finally, we dread to imagine the horrors that will befall Yum (read China KFC sales), now that after so much pain, the fast-food chain had finally reported a modest bounce in Chinese sales. So much for that.

h/t Rob Schmitz

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Sun, 04/07/2013 - 22:49 | 3420608 OMG
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Taste like chicken

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 22:54 | 3420623 zorba THE GREEK
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You couldn't make this s--t up if you tried.

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 23:11 | 3420675 Ahmeexnal
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Central planners somewhere in Berlin must be upset.

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 23:20 | 3420694 LetThemEatRand
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McNuggets -- now with real food flavoring.

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 23:26 | 3420706 palmereldritch
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They gotta get ahead of this story...maybe have the virus re-named Mc5D7...surely the naming rights are available?!

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 23:39 | 3420727 boogerbently
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Those "already purchased" McNuggets WILL be sold somewhere.

Let's see.......who has tons of regulations, but the least actual regulation.....

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 23:44 | 3420740 palmereldritch
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That would be a killer distribution model...

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 00:39 | 3420829 imaginalis
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McBollocks

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 03:59 | 3421013 Boris Alatovkrap
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Boris is once let McNugget cool before ingesting. Bad idea. Taste is funny, so slash remaining nugget open to view content. Worst idea.

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 14:58 | 3423040 Boris Alatovkrap
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Now, Boris is wonder, what is ingredient of McRibs? How is rib with no bone!? Where is to find boneless pig? Chinese river?

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 02:23 | 3420933 Son of Loki
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"21,000 thousand chicken nuggets were found floating in a river in China just one week after 16,000 dead pigs were pulled out rivers near Shanghai."

 

Nothing would surprise me at this point.

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 09:04 | 3421017 Boris Alatovkrap
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Innovative Chinese factory is can melt down river flotsam and make injection mold plastic toy to sell to Amerika!

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 06:59 | 3421139 Croesus
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+!,000

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 09:25 | 3421493 pods
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There should be no fear of bird flu transmission from "McNuggets."

The scary thing is WHY you should have no fear.

pods

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 23:28 | 3420695 knukles
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This is all easily fixable.
Reading an article about mislabeled foodstuffs the other day, one of the things cited was calamari rings being imported from China really being sliced pig anus and sphincter muscles.
So forget the chicken.

Anus McNuggets

Altho that does sound somewhat Scottish, eh laddie?

With a side of Sphincter in a Kilt

Anus McPuckers

I mean really, who the fuck cares anymore?  There is no such thing as an insurrection these days for the status quo is fucking everything royally on its very little own anyhow....
We're killing ourselves off quite nicely, thank you

 

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 23:44 | 3420729 akak
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Anus McNuggets!

Yo Anus McNuggets

Yo Anus McNugget

Yo An Anus McNugget

Yo An Anus Nugget Mc

An An Yo Nugget Mcus

An An Yo Nugget Mus

An An Yo Nu Mus

An An Nu Yo Mus

An An No Yo Mus

An An On Y O Mus

AnAnonymous

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 04:03 | 3421021 Boris Alatovkrap
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Akak, you are take to drink and is make no sense. Boris is happy to join!

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 23:42 | 3420733 boogerbently
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I don't want to eat that, I'll die.

Oh, well for HALF PRICE......OK.

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 02:03 | 3420916 Canoe Driver
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That made me laugh. Awesome.

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 07:22 | 3421166 Kiwi Pete
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At least you die happy round eye.

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 03:02 | 3420969 Rogue Trooper
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Yep, just when I think that the sarcasm 'indicator' on the Hedge comments section has gone over board, we get this.

WTF... nothing can surprise me from now on.

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 23:02 | 3420647 zorba THE GREEK
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They already cut the price of McRibs when the pigs came a floating.

All we need now is hoof and mouth and the whole menu will be on the 1$ menu.

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 23:15 | 3420679 kliguy38
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Its getting surreal.....but the great equalizer is nature and she is coming fast now......gl China with the weapons grade bird flu we sent ya.....that should slow ya down

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 05:10 | 3421067 Gringo Viejo
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Shar Pei McNuggets: A hint of tanginess, but not overbearing

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 07:03 | 3421141 TheFourthStooge-ing
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Bullish for JKC (Just Killed Cat), Chinese citizenism fastfood franchise much the happiness.

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 22:49 | 3420610 ziggy59
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Is there chicken or white slime in those things, anyway?

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 22:56 | 3420636 zorba THE GREEK
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Chicken McFlugets.

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 23:25 | 3420700 Banksters
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Authorities say a Florida woman called 911 three times after McDonald's employees told her they were out of McNuggets. A spokesman for McDonalds said that this was unusual because most customers don’t call 911 until after they’ve eaten McDonalds.

 

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 23:11 | 3420676 Pseudo Anonym
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it's white slime posing as restructured chicken meat

Is there chicken or white slime in those things, anyway?

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 23:22 | 3420698 akak
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Melamine: The other white slime.

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 23:14 | 3420680 AllThatGlitters
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Neither. I believe it would be PINK slime:  http://www.greenprophet.com/2012/02/mcdonalds-drops-pink-slime/

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 22:50 | 3420612 jimmyjames
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chicken deflation

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 22:54 | 3420624 ekm
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LOL

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 22:53 | 3420622 booboo
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I'm lovin it.

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 02:15 | 3420926 StychoKiller
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"At least I got Chicken!" -- Leeroy Jenkins

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 07:19 | 3421163 The Second Rule
Sun, 04/07/2013 - 22:55 | 3420626 eigenvalue
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I prefer beef to chicken. Chicken contains too many calories and makes me fat.

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 00:01 | 3420775 stock trout
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At least with beef you know you're eating an animal relatively free of diseases...the horse. 

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 01:22 | 3420872 U4 eee aaa
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I would be OK eating the horse they give me but I hate picking out bits of the saddle and jockey

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 22:56 | 3420629 zorba THE GREEK
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Chicken ain't nothing but a bird.

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 01:23 | 3420873 U4 eee aaa
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It is the politically correct way for a mega corp to give you the bird

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 07:36 | 3421172 The Second Rule
Sun, 04/07/2013 - 22:56 | 3420631 RafterManFMJ
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Well that's strange. It's well known that Chicken McNuggets are made from Styrofoam so I don't get the connection.

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 22:59 | 3420638 ekm
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I can't stop laughing.......:)

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 22:57 | 3420634 ekm
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Exactly the same flu, badly, badly, badly needed for Crude Oil price and DOW, S&P

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 23:00 | 3420642 ziggy59
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What about KF(?)?

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 00:04 | 3420780 Rusty Diggins
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Still finger licken' good...

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 23:04 | 3420653 HardwoodAg
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Aw, so ownwy cost hawf az much twoo dwie.

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 23:06 | 3420658 Yen Cross
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    I wouldn't want to be a dog or cat in China right now.

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